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natural gas facility. the new details are pretty disturbing to say the least. and the punishment against a 5-year-old student who brought a bright pink hello kitty bubble gun to school. why parents and experts are so outraged with school administrators. this story is too much. >> that is bizarre. we'll get to that. i'm sure a lot of folks will be buzzing about that. but first, the president takes the oath of office for the second time in two days later today right there on the steps capitol. president obama will place his hand on two bibles in fact. martin luther king jr.'s, as well as his political hero's bible, abraham lincoln. >> after his inauguration speech, the president and first lady will make the traditional walk down pennsylvania avenue toward the white house. >> ahead of today's ceremonies, the president and first lady made the rounds in washington. they told a crowd that the celebrations are about the country and its citizens, not the election results. also vice president joe biden and his family greeted supporters at the latino inaugural party.
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>> hundreds of thousands are gathering on the national mall to see history being made. >> and while officials say right now there is no credible threat, security, as you can imagine, is once again extremely tight. >> reporter: they will be everywhere, snipers dotting roof tops, the coast guard patrolling waterways, military fighter jets enforcing a no-fly zone. 13,000 security personnel blanketing the washington mall. >> protecting an event this large, this complex with this number of people coming requires a lot of coordination and a lot of organization. >> reporter: all coordinating here. the multiagency communications center overseen by the secret service at an undisclosed location. they'll monitor surveillance images and potential threats. the 2009 inauguration was a logistical nightmare, hundreds
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of ticketholders getting stuck in this tunnel. authorities say this time it will be better. >> there will be such a different feel when you come down this time for the inauguration. there is extensive signage. we have social media sites that you can follow. >> reporter: this year there is even an app for that, that tells you everything from where the viewing screens are. to where the nearby events are, telling me i'm right on the parade route along that 1.2 mile stretch of pennsylvania avenue, from the capitol steps to the white house, undercover officers and s.w.a.t. teams out in full force. cecilia vega, abc news, washington. >> a lot of talk about the second term curse that a lot of presidents face because they have either overreach and get nothing done or there's something out of their control that derails their presidency. clinton had lewinsky, bush had katrina.
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so you have to wonder what -- we can't imagine what now what can transpire over the next four years and how that plays into his agenda which is gun control, the economy, health care overhaul. >> and foreign policy is always an issue. so you have the arab spring. most people think that that could be ushering a lot of democracy into the middle east, but we don't know. there's still a lot of tension there. that's going to be an issue for him, as well. >> the plate is full. so enjoy the party today, because the work starts tomorrow. in fact, some republicans are having a little retreat in vegas right now to get out of d.c. so hopefully the partisanship eases a little bit. >> about 100 of them have departed. >> never dull. also some other news this morning, we want to wish our friend and colleague barbara walters a speedy recovery. she was hospitalized saturday
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after a minor fall in washington. barbara, who is now 83 years old, fell on the stairs at the british ambassador's residence and cut her forehead. she is alert and telling everyone what to do, which is a good sign. she's in the hospital for tests and for some observation. and will not be unfortunately part of abc's inaugural coverage today. investigators ruled out excess voltage as cause of a battery fire on boeing's 787 dreamliner in boston. but they are are far from pinpointing what caused that fire. a plane had to make an emergency landing just last week in japan. tomorrow, investigators plan to test the dreamliner's battery chargers. nearly two dozen foreign workers are still unaccounted for after that hostage siege in the sahara desert. more than 80 people are now known dead. as algerian forces find more bodies near that refinery. here's abc's brian ross.
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>> reporter: as the bodies of more hostages are being discovered inside the facility, many badly burned or maimed. the absolute horror of their experience became clear. in recordings of phone calls made by one hostage in broken english, to authorities outside, as broadcast on algerian tv. >> we have prisoners. we have hostages with bombs on the body. please call back, please call back. >> reporter: an al qaeda commander followed up with this ominous message in arabic. we will kill the american hostages here. we will slaughter them. we will not kill them, we will slaughter them. survivors say one of the captors spoke excellent english and may have been from canada. and that many of the terrorists were dressed as security guards, making the decision to run for it difficult. >> you don't know what's out there and we know that the terrorists are dressed the same as the security forces.
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that was a huge decision, do you stay or go? >> reporter: the rogue one-tied al qaeda leader, mokhtar belmokhtar has taken responsibility. the chairman of the house intelligence committee tells abc news the u.s. knew al qaeda was looking for a western target in the area. >> we don't know for sure it would be this place under those circumstances but we knew they were trying to find and complete a target against a western target, which this clearly was. >> reporter: of the ten americans, seven escaped or were freed. one confirmed as dead. and still no word but growing concern about the fate of two others who are believed to be inside the plant during the final assault by the algerian army. brian ross, abc news, washington. >> what a grisly scene inside that facility. in fact, david cameron, the prime minister of britain, gave some comments about the threat of global terror in northern africa.
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and even saying this is a global threat and it will require a global response, which some interpreted to be a nudge to the u.s. to say hey, president obama, we've got to do something here because this threat has not been diminished in the last few days have proven why. >> apparently late word from the philippines, six filipinos were among hostages killed by militants. so this is affecting many, many countries, many, many families. and we've got to keep an eye on it. who knows what is going to happen? >> another sign that every president from now on, terrorism fighting it here and abroad, is always on the agenda, always. the midwest is getting battered this morning by fierce winds already blamed for leaving thousands in the dark. winds topping 60 miles an hour snapped power lines like these in detroit and sent trees crashing down on homes and cars. many people had to use generators or bundle up to make it through the very bitter cold. >> with that, here's a look at your monday weather.
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a foot of snow across a wide section of michigan. 20 inches around cleveland, western pennsylvania and new york. some light evening snow here in new york city itself. a few inches in new england and showers in florida. >> 30s in the northern rockies, below zero from fargo to the twin cities. single digits in chicago, detroit and indianapolis hover near the 20 degree mark. as american sports fans watched nfl playoffs, turks gathered to watch a championship match. in turkey, the championship teams are made up of camels. >> ah, yes. it's not all that different from human competition. male camels battle each other, hoping to gain the attention of a female. pairs of males decked out in traditional garb go at each other with vengeance until one falls or simply runs away. >> you know what's surprising to
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me? camels are sort of like lethargic. they don't head butt each other, they just mope along. >> you put a woman in the mix, and dude is going to battle. that's what it is. >> it's across all species. i bet it was a fine camel, too, and they were fighting to see who would take him out. >> they're like head butting each other. >> you know camels like their humps. you know what i'm saying? i'm horrible. coming up, how a bright pink toy bubble gun got a 5-year-old student in a heap of trouble. >> you're cracking up yourself. >> willis makes me laugh. and how presidents have left their mark on history and unforgettable inaugural celebrations. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather brought to you by just for men mustache and beard.
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story out of pennsylvania. this one is crazy. a kindergarten student with a bright pink toy was branded as a terrorist. >> yeah, the mother of two, this one really gets me. the little girl is in trouble for bringing a hello kitty bubble gun to class. >> reporter: was this the weapon of choice for a new kind of terrorist? terror by bubbles, the small pink hello kitty toy gun is an automatic bubble blower. but just days ago when a 5-year-old girl said they should shoot each other, the school called it a terrorist threat. >> i think people know how harmless a bubble is. >> it's just bubbles. >> it's only a bubble gun for a 5-year-old. >> reporter: administrators at mt. caramel elementary in rural pennsylvania took action, suspending the girl for ten days.
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later reducing that to two. the family's lawyer says the psychological evaluation calls the girl normal. but now her record isn't. >> the mother has tried to get the girl in another school since this time, and they won't take the little girl because of this mark on her record. >> reporter: the attorney says the girl did not have the hello kitty bubble gun with her. so was this all a big misunderstanding? after all, it's a new world where parents and school administrators are on heightened alert after the mass shooting in newtown, connecticut. >> she's not aware of what connecticut is, what death is, what shooting is. >> reporter: the school district superintendent told abc news, we're confident that much of the information supplied to the media may not be consistent with the facts. he went on to say that the district takes the well being and safety of the students and staff very seriously. >> it's a bubble gun. >> the family is considering suing. all they want is an apology and to get the infraction off the record. >> it has to be off the record. if you're going to suspend a girl for two days, a 5-year-old
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in kindergarten, that's going to follow her throughout her school career. >> after the tragedy of newtown, we are hyper sensitive, you know what i mean? i'm not saying this is right, but it comes at a time where the nation is jittery about school and gun violence. >> you shouldn't send your child to school with toys, but a bubble gun? really? really? >> hello, kitty. goodbye, common sense. when we come back this morning, presidents, at least some of them, sure know how to party. >> how our commanders in chief have danced and paraded themselves into history. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc
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tonight, the president will be putting on his tux and the first lady will put on a designer gown to celebrate. >> so when did inaugural balls begin?
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abc's david muir has the answers. >> reporter: it wasn't called an inaugural ball, but george washington did hold one, one week after his inauguration in 1789. 300 guests. our first president is said to have danced. the tradition of an inaugural ball officially began with james madison, first lady dolley madison hosting. a heavy cost at the time, $4 to get in. and while dolly is said to have enjoyed the ball, her husband remarked, i would much rather be in bed. in 1865, the ball following lincoln's second inauguration, 4,000 dancing the waltz. and at midnight, oysters, roast beef and lobsters were served. "the new york times" reporting that table soon a mess, frightful to behold in their words. >> washington turned out in all her splendor for the inaugural balls to be held in honor of the president. >> reporter: after world war ii, the idea of multiple inaugural balls. eisenhower dancing here at one
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of four different galas. and this shows the newly inaugurated president and mrs. kennedy leaving the white house for five balls in 1961. and who was waiting? ♪ you make me feel so young >> reporter: frank sinatra. who would perform for them. more than two decades later, the reagans dancing and dazzling the crowd with a salsa. playing tuxedo junction. in 1989, an exuberant president bush and first lady barbara bush. the song, i could have danced all night. his son, george w. bush dancing with laura bush for just seconds, less than a minute on the floor at each ball they attended. the clintons dancing to "make a wish" and there was that saxophone moment. at his second inaugural, what
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was unforgettable was the number of inaugural balls that year, 14 of them. and four years ago -- ♪ at last beyonce, ten balls and an image of the obamas riding in a golf cart, giving their feet a rest and the first lady wrapped in her husband's jacket to keep warm. david muir, abc news, washington. >> everybody loves those behind the scenes peeks. the obama administration decided to cut down to just two official balls this year, because the economic state of the country, they wanted to scale back. it's the fewest in decades. >> that makes sense for what's going on right now. >> reality of the times. did you get your invite? >> i got mine. >> no. mine. >> no. >> big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses,
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the example of facebook helping to improve society and the world. there's this guy peter in norway who has said, if i get 1 million likes on facebook his high school crush catherine will agree to sleep with him. and the world being with him responded, so he got quickly to 900,000 likes. steam rolling 1 million mark. this girl catherine has agreed to do the deed with him. >> why would catherine agree to that? >> she's a lady. >> no, catherine. >> it started out as just a joke, but he put it up there and now like everything else it started getting a lot of press and attention, went viral and now he's close to getting the 1 million mark and catherine is close to having to fulfill her promise. modern love story. >> i know how you love animals. i do like fish. there was a fisherman, mike
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martin, he's in lake claire, michigan. he's fishing and he pulls up a goldfish, yes, a goldfish. not any gold fish, but a three-pound, 15-inch goldfish from michigan lake. apparently, rob, get this. a lot of folks say that, you know, these goldfish are part of the carp family and you throw them into a lake, they could grow to be that big. >> i never seen a goldfish that big. now it's time for a little fish fry. get on it. >> wonder how it tastes. also, this is kind of cool here. in carlsbad, california, the world's third lego, yes, lego hotel is going up, complete with life-size bell hops, chefs, a huge dragon in the lobby. going to have a heated swimming pool and restaurant and skyline bar. it's going to open in april of this year. lego land, california, investing 13 million bucks to build this
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thing. three stories, 250 bedroom hotel at the popular theme park out there in california. a lego hotel. >> impressive. and late night masseuses aren't rubbed the wrong way. in florida, it says they cannot operate their establishments between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. i don't think that's fair. how about folks like us? we get off of work at that time. >> a lot of people out there work strange hours. so they're cracking down on the overnight massage parlors. i want a massage at 6:00 a.m. >> do they think something dirty and seedy is going on, is that what they're trying to say? >> i don't know. >> really? florida has to lighten up. no matter what happens or what florida decides to do, i just hope that story has a happy
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this morning on "world news now," inaugural celebration.
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the parties begin after the president's official yet private swearing in ceremony. >> the public event will put the president and first lady in the spotlight today as barack obama begins his second term. it's monday, january 21st. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good monday morning, everybody. a big day. mlk holiday and the inauguration down in the nation's capital. so lots going on, on this holiday monday. >> good morning, i'm sunny hostin. paula faris is on assignment. crowds are descending on washington today. i was just there.
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very crowded place on this historic day. that's in our top story. then new disturbing details after the deadly hostage siege in an algerian natural gas facility. what investigators are now discovering. >> the death toll staggering in that. at least 81 people, but they're still finding bodies. some so badly disfigured they can't tell whether they were the terrorists or the hostages. >> so very sad. >> a beyond grim situation there. also this morning, this day of remembrance. of course, it is mlk holiday monday. why this year's holiday is so meaningful and how many americans plan to observe it. there is a certain poetic justice it being mlk day and president obama's inauguration. it seems fitting on a lot of different levels. >> yes. and actually i was able to see the monument when i was in d.c. this past weekend. and it's just really something. >> oh, wow. very good. inspiring all the way around. later this half hour, the police activity that's left kim kardashian and her family outraged. what happened to this high profile family? that's coming up in "the skinny." >> they can't stay out of the news, can they? no.
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ahead of today's public inauguration, the president spoke to hundreds of supporters at events last night in washington. >> in just a few hours on the steps of the capitol, mr. obama takes the oath for the second time. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl is watching it all. >> reporter: it was short and sweet, just 42 words. >> so help me god. >> reporter: and with that, the second term begins. last time around, chief justice roberts flubbed the words. >> execute the office -- >> reporter: this time, he took notes. president obama will tie a record, taking the oath for the fourth time. there was the flubbed one four years ago. a redo the next day. the official oath required by the constitution to be done before noon on january 20th. and the ceremonial ones before his inaugural speech. as many oaths as fdr, but he was elected four times. the challenge for president obama this time is to recapture the energy and enthusiasm of four years ago when a record 1.8 million people descended on washington to witness the history making swearing in of
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the nation's first african-american president. nobody expects a crowd that big again. this time, the president will have his hand on two bibles. abraham lincoln's and martin luther king's. in a video released by the white house, the president explained why. >> letting them know there's a connection between me being here, the sacrifices of those in the past. i think it's entirely fitting. >> reporter: the man who ran obama's re-election campaign says the president will use his speech in part to reach out to some of those who voted against him. >> you're going to see a president who wants to work across party lines to get things done. i think that's what the country wants. >> reporter: the president's 11-year-old daughter was just happy to see that dad got the words right. >> good job, dad. >> i did it. >> you didn't mess up. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> cute moment with the kids there. it does take you back to four years ago and that moment of his inauguration that was.
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it was a moment many thought would never come. that america would have its first black president. so when you look now four years later, still the power of that moment is still there, historically, culturally, racially, socially, it is a moment, it is a profound moment in american political history. even the second time around. >> in american history, no question about it. i remember my father calling me and saying, can you believe this? are you going to see him take the oath of office? i was thinking i don't want to be there with 2 million people and i sure did jump on the train, just to be there, because it was to be part of history. >> and look, we all know the country is polarized. whether you love or hate this guy, it is emblematic of that as a country. we may take a while, but eventually we do get progress and this is a watershed moment in terms of maybe years down the road, the first woman, the first asian, the first hispanic, the first gay, the first agnostic or atheist to take that oath.
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>> it has opened the door. >> so it should be interesting the message he delivers during that speech. so stay tuned, millions watching. our coverage of the inauguration does not end here. later this half hour, a look at the first lady's stylish change right before the celebrations. and we'll take you live to washington on "america this morning" and on a special edition of "good morning america." stay with abc news all day long. we're going to turn overseas now where the death toll from that terrorist siege in algeria has risen to at least 81. algerian forces searching the natural gas complex for explosives found at least 25 more bodies, many badly disfigured. algerian special forces stormed the facility saturday to end the four-day siege of the remote desert refinery. and to new mexico this morning where we're learning new details about that tragic family shooting. the five victims were identified as a minister, his wife and three of their kids. the couple's 15-year-old son is
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in custody for the shootings. the teen is accused of using several weapons, including a military style assault rifle in the murders. that shooting in new mexico comes a day after thousands of gun owners rallied across the country. the campaign was organized to push back against the president's plans for gun control. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: a scramble at a gun show. dozens run in raleigh after a shotgun is accidently fired. three people hit. in two other states, two other accidental shootings at gun shows with two more injured. but it wasn't chaotic everywhere. >> hey, hey, we finally made it in. >> reporter: calling it guns across america, supporters turned out at rallies and gun shows, opposing the president's plans. >> you tell americans they can't have something, they're going to go out and get it. >> reporter: gun control was not even on the president's second term agenda. until what he called the worst day of his presidency, when he was told about the massacre at
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sandy hook elementary. he now mentions this effort nearly daily. >> to protect our children and protect them from the horrors of gun violence. protecting our children from harm. >> reporter: the public is behind the president on some proposals. gun show background checks, an owner database. banning high-capacity magazine clips. but a ban on assault weapons appears unlikely, as republicans push back. >> this is not designed to actually solve the problem of violent crime. this is designed to assuage liberal partisans. >> reporter: it's not just republicans. the white house admits not all democrats are on board. >> i do think things have changed since newtown. we're going to twist the arms of democrats and republicans and engage the american people in this debate. >> reporter: david kerley, abc news, washington. as inauguration festivities get under way, the nation is pausing to pay tribute to martin luther king jr. commemorations are taking place around the country today, but community leaders and celebrities got a jump on things in washington with an annual wreath laying ceremony. dr. king's son, jesse jackson and actor jamie foxx were among
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those taking part. and many americans honor dr. king today by spending their holiday in a day of service, volunteering to help the needy. the park service pays tribute by offering free admissions to all 398 national parks today. most schools, government agencies and stock markets are closed for this holiday. the president and first lady saying there's no better way to honor his legacy than to help out the less fortunate. so that's a great kind of theme for the day. >> absolutely. the super bowl matchup is set. a family affair you could call the har-bowl, pitting jim harbaugh against his older brother, which i didn't know, john, head coach of the baltimore ravens. >> going to be a good one. in the nfc, the 49ers overcame a 17-0 deficit against the dirty birds of atlanta. they finally locked it up for good in the fourth quarter when quarterback colin kaepernick found frank gore who rushed into the end zone.
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final score, 28-24. quite a game. >> in the afc, baltimore ravens quarterback joe flacco threw three touchdowns in the second half. the final blow was when the ravens' carey williams picked off tom brady in the end zone. it was the patriot's first-ever playoff championship loss at home. the final score, 28-13, ravens. >> and the super bowl in new orleans. one of our favorite cities in two weeks. it's crazy. you have the brother versus brother dynamic. and then ray lewis, his final season. got to the super bowl. willis is happy. >> that's a good story. i lived in baltimore for a couple of years. >> you worked for the ravens? >> yeah. my very good friend is the mayor, stephanie rollings-blake. so i may try to get over there. >> you've got a political hookup. you better get down there. >> i hope you're watching, stephanie. >> you're going to see sunny in the good seats.
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in atlanta, a falcons fan is in the hospital this morning apparently was stabbed after the game outside the stadium by a 49ers' fan. the good news is he's not in critical condition. looks like he's going to be okay. the suspect ended up getting away. some kind of fight broke out. but we hate to see a great day of football marred by violence. still just a game, folks. but congrats to both teams, especially san francisco for beating the saints' archrival falcons. thank you for that. coming up, lance armstrong's tell-all interview with oprah winfrey. we'll tell you how many folks tuned in. >> and the nightmarish problem that's grounding boeing's dreamliner. what investigators have discovered and what it means to passengers. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather brought to you by cepacol lozenges. lauz osengers.
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needless to needless to say, it's been a very rough month for boeing. its entire fleet of dreamliner jumbo jets are grounded after two battery fires. >> boeing has to prove that the powerful batteries are safe before the plane of the future can fly again. abc's alex marquardt has more. >> reporter: it's known for its sleek line, luxurious cabins and ground breaking carbon fiber body. but now the future of the so-called plane of the future is being threatened. all those dreamliners grounded following a litany of problems. at the core, the lithium ion
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batteries. on wednesday, a dreamliner in japan made an emergency landing when one of the plane's batteries overheated and leaked. alarms sounded and the pilot smelled smoke. on the right is what the battery is supposed to look like. on the left, the charred remains. japanese safety officials suggested the cause could have been the battery being overcharged. making the mystery more puzzling, federal investigators ruled out overcharging as the cause of a similar fire on a 787 in boston. the issues with the batteries are raising questions about the safety of all lithium batteries. because they're all around us, in our laptops, digital cameras, cell phones and ipads. they're compact and powerful, but if they're faulty or abused, they can catch on fire or even explode. but experts say the chances of incidents like this happening are very slim. >> every battery can burn or explode if mistreated. >> reporter: if i go out and buy the latest cell phone or laptop, should i be worried that will catch on fire? >> no, you should not be worried it's going to catch on fire.
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>> reporter: on tuesday, federal investigators will meet in arizona at the dreamliner battery manufacturer to test the charger. everyone working feverishly, hoping the dreamliner will soon again take to the skies. alex marquardt, abc news, new york. >> it's a beautiful plane until it gets in the air. >> it looks beautiful. coming up next, why michael j. fox is apologizing to a superstar singer. and a picture of justin bieber that might crack you up. you'll get that joke coming up next in "the skinny." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny, so skinny skinny in the house! >> willis apparently had a good weekend. sounds good this morning. shockingly, the kardashians are back in the news. there's this thing that we reported on s.w.a.t.ing where someone calls in a fake bomb threat so the police and s.w.a.t. team rush to the house. >> which is horrible. >> it's a waste of money and resources, drama and stress. anyway, the latest victims were kris and bruce jenner. someone made a prank call, so all the authorities show up at the mansion in l.a. on friday. much ado about nothing. there was not a hostage crisis or shots fired.
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kim tweets, these prank calls are not funny. people can get arrested for this. i hope they find out who is behind this. it's dangerous and not a joke. so kim is very upset. but apparently bruce got over it pretty quickly. because he posed for an instagram photo with the authorities that showed up at the house. >> they love the publicity. >> they're always tv ready. don't waste the s.w.a.t team with your fake calls. put the authorities in l.a. on a real case, like finding bruce's original face. >> i would agree with you on that. >> that's the mystery that needs to be solved. we were talking a lot about oprah winfrey -- you're terrible! >> take it easy, bruce. take it down, buddy. >> he does look like somebody pulled the back of his head. >> he looks like skeletor with botox. >> any way, lance armstrong, we were all watching that interview, i think, last week on thursday night. but apparently not as great ratings as oprah had hoped.
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thursday night on "own," it attracted just about 3.2 million viewers. usually on her syndicated show she got about 6 million viewers. so almost half. when whitney houston's daughter was also interviewed, they got even more viewers, 3.5 million. so she's a little disappointed i would imagine. but i think 3.2 million viewers, when you can't find where the channel is, it's pretty darn good. >> every news organization on the planet was trying to get the lance armstrong interview and it's still oprah, she still got it. >> she's still the oracle. as far as i'm concerned. at the golden globes, there was a situation where tina fey and amy poehler were joking around, telling taylor swift to stay away from michael j. fox's son. apparently michael j. fox spoke out, saying taylor swift writes songs about everybody she goes out with. what a way to build a career and admitted he wouldn't know who she was. so he trashed her a little bit.
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but apparently he tried to make amends with her after he spoke out and trashed her a little bit. she ended up tweeting saying, hey, everybody, michael j. fox got in touch with me today and we are good. thank you for having my back. so apparently talked some trash and then got in touch with taylor and apologized for making fun of all the songs she does after she breaks up with a dude. so michael j. fox still a nice guy. >> last but not least, we got a nice view of justin bieber's backside. his crack, yes. he basically took a picture of that on saturday, instagramed that out and with the caption "moon" and deleted it. so i don't know, does anyone need to see the crack of his butt? >> i'm sure some of the ladies liked it. didn't whitney houston tell you, crack is whack. put it away, justin. didn't whitney houston tell you, crack is whack. put it away, justin.
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star studded. that's a good lineup. >> it's a really good lineup. >> america loves a party. d.c. is rocking. >> oh, it was rocking. later today, at the inauguration, there will no doubt be a lot of attention on the president, of course. but also on the first lady and who she will be wearing. >> that's the real issue right now. that seems to be the burning question for many fashionistas out there. so abc's tonya rivero did some digging and has some insight. >> reporter: over the past four years, it's been bold colors, bare arms and now fresh bangs. no one has influenced women's fashion quite like michelle obama. >> women like the way she mixes labels. she's unafraid to wear color. she seems like she's having fun. >> reporter: as all eyes turn to the inauguration, one big
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mystery remains, who will the first lady be wearing? in 2009, her one shouldered white chiffon ball gown made designer jason wu a household name. >> when she wore his gown, apparently his company received 4 million website hits. >> reporter: women's wear daily asked some of the top designers to sketch their vision. calvin klein went for a dark, edgy, tapered look. leila rose scott, a delicate lavender gown and tommy hilfiger turned to the next generation with looks for first daughters malia and sasha. >> they're becoming more interested in fashion and american designers are keen to dress them. >> reporter: the first lady has had a few fashion missteps, ruffling feathers when she wore british label alexander mcqueen to a state dinner for the
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chinese president and a cardigan to meet the queen. but the first lady takes it all in stride. even after she becomes a fashion icon for the ages, capable of changing a company's bottom line in minutes, telling our own robin roberts -- >> it's hard. i'm a tomboy jock at heart but i like to look nice. >> reporter: tonya rivero in new york. >> i like the bangs. >> i do not. >> i like them, rob. it's a nice look, i think. and she's such a trendsetter. now bangs will be on trend. >> exactly. and the thing i like about the last time around, she picked not an established designer but an up and comer. that made a difference. i saw a report over the weekend. that fashion show, whoever she picks, will mean a $14 million boost to their business. >> that's what i'm wearing. >> look at that. looking good!
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inauguration day. we are live from washington, d.c., as president obama begins his second term. >> i barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> on this day of unity, tough fights loom on gun control, immigration and the national debt. 800,000 people set to watch the inauguration from the mall in front of the capital. as president obama reveals his vision for america. also this morning, deep freeze. bitter cold moves across the midwest. and it's sending snow and bone-chilling temperatures. manti te'o will speak out to katie couric this week, as we learn the mastermind behind the dating hoax may come forward. and get ready for the bro bowl.

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